Basis for the Development of Design Codes for Marine Structures (REGULATIONS)

Duration: 01.01.1989 - 31.12.1992 (48 months)

Coordination: Instituto Superior Técnico / CEMUL

Partners: Instituto Hidrográfico, Direacção Geral de Navegação e Transportes Marítimos, RINAVE Portuguesa

Funding Entity: Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT)

The goal of this project is to produce methods and data fot the development and calibration of regulations for the design of marine structures, particularly for areas where the present regulations are less satisfactory or are more specific of the Portuguese conditions. The regulations for small ships assume a special importance, particularly the fishing vessels that are built with reinforced fibre glass. This project intends to develop several methods and produce the necessary information for future regulations. It will be necessary to have probabilistic models that describe the load effects as well as the resistance and structural components. Finally, it will be necessary to develop reliability methods for the qualification and calibration of these regulations.

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